January 23, 2011

What's this? What's this?

So ~ I have returned! *dun*dun*duuuun!*

My so-called 'break' exploded into quite the little vacation, and a very busy vacation it was. If I wasn't busy with finals, overtime at work, making lefse or family was over visiting I was off visiting instead. They don't call it the holiday rush for nothing! All in all the dust has finally settled, the sub-zero chill has finally set in - and here I am - back for another run.

An enthusiastic cry from a long-absent trio!

Checking back into Sword2 I see a few things have happened in my absence. Precisely how much (or little) I'm not quite sure yet as I was hardly around the forums let alone in-game. Apparently we're still waiting for the big 5.0? That's alright with me though.. still gives me a bit of time to go burn some Bellems and try to profit off the profits before they go poof! Ah yes - it is true - I'm still in the 'Expert nub' rut. The viscousE little Errac > Stances > Pwnage > Monies > Armor > Errac cycle.. the little 'need one to complete the other' trip. The entire catch is.. is getting into that little merry-go-round in the first place.

In other (very short) news -
- Bellem Boxing has returned with a vengeance, and probably will be until S2 *finally* patches. I, for one, am in no hurry.
- Certain e92's are cheaper than when I left... ..hopefully soon a belated Merry Christmas to me?
- Amazement has struck as I remember more key shortcuts than I thought I did.
- The Family has finally found a clan.. :D

On that last note - it was rather unexpected. No sooner had I *just* logged in when I received a PM asking if I was looking for a clan. A bit of a convo and a Q&A session ensued and voila~ Alzeda has now become a part of Core. I find this a bit ironic as a number of my former clannies also ended up in Core - and some of them are still in it, though several have moved on. True as it stands - I'm a bit under geared for fun things like raids and CW.. however having some people around to chat with again with is proving refreshing and working it's own wonders for my (former) far lacking sense of motivation.

Earlier Sat I ventured into Errac, spying a couple of clanmates along the way. Fortunately, it was Dias so the Family didn't get mopped across the floor quite so fast as in Noche, however they were still given a good thrashing and died at least three times within.. oh.. fifteen? Twenty minutes? A bit unexpectedly, the Family ended up teaming up with a couple clanmates and so in our little mob of roving death, raised a bit of chaos across the field until 50 Kobold Crouchers were killed for a quest.

Behold the carnage!
However - the day wasn't over quite yet! Within a short time an impromptu group was assembled for venturing into Occulta, and with a little surprise help some five or so families gathered to venture into the trap-ridden depths! Now - I've heard tales of the horrid trigger-happy passages that plague this dungeon. I've also heard that they were (reportedly?) tweaked as so there weren't so the traps anymore. Regardless - giant spikes that shoot out of the floor still have a wonderful ability to halt fleeing family on the spot until they are pummeled to oblivion. Three Soul Crystals later Italy, Niyone, and Jisket arrived in a safe corridor - and then the fun began!

The Elders really didn't stand a chance..
Three more crystals later, several res potions, and countless moments of flailing later all our required quests are done. And by all - I do mean all. ^^ The diary was almost an immediate find, and between several families all attacking at once the Elders didn't last long either. After that, TA began and the Family set off to finish up the long-overdue quests. The awesome news? Expert stances are finally available and the Family finally (finally!) acquired Nar! Now all that's left is to cook up a name.. again..

..have I mentioned that naming isn't my forte..?

Now the great debate besides naming Nar - and no he isn't going to be named just 'Nar' - is.. now that I've gotten back into the swing of Bellem Boxing again and actually have *some* income once more.. so do I save first for Symbols for Expert Stances? Or for shiny e92 armors? I'm leaning towards armor.. but.. but! Shiny stances!!! /QQ

Eh, it'll sort out in the end. :3

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